Thyroid gland is a soft, butterfly shaped that lies wrapped around the windpipe below the Adam’s Apple. Its function is to secrete thyroid hormones that help regulate metabolism. Essential hormones – thyroxine-T4 and tri-iodothyronine-T3 and issues them into the blood vessels than run through the gland. The numbers refer to the amount of atoms of iodine contained in the hormones. T3 is the more powerful while T4 is released by the thyroid in larger amounts, but is mostly converted to T3 in the liver and kidneys. The thyroid gland is controlled by the pituitary, which is located at the base of the brain and affects the thyroid gland by producing a hormone called thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), which prompts the thyroid to release more T4 and T3.
The effect of T3 and T4 is to increase the basal metabolic rate of almost all the cells in the body to increase the fat and carbohydrate metabolism boost protein synthesis increase heart rate and blood flow to other organs. It also regulates the heart and the brain in children and for normal reproductive functioning. The thyroid gland also contains some other structures that are important in bone and calcium metabolism.
The pituitary contains special cells that are very sensitive to levels of thyroid hormone in the blood. If too low, it secretes a hormone called thyrotropin stimulating
hormone (TSH). This in turn stimulates the thyroid to produce more thyroid hormone. When the level of thyroid hormone in the blood goes back to normal, the pituitary stops producing extra TSH. If there’s too much thyroid hormone in the blood: the pituitary releases less TSH, and the thyroid makes less thyroid hormone. The hypothalamus has a hand in this too. It can stimulate or suppress TSH production from the pituitary, by means of a hormone released from the hypothalamus in response to environmental changes from the brain, called thyroid releasing hormone (TRH). The whole system is sometimes called the ‘hypothalamic -pituitary -thyroid axis’.
Iodine is found in most foods and is especially prevalent in seafood and dairy products. It’s often added to foods in the form of salt too. However, some mountainous areas have soil that is low in iodine. As a result, foods grown there are iodine deficient.
Hyperthyroidism is when the thyroid becomes overactive and releases too much T3 and T4 into the blood. The following symptoms notices ; leads to higher rate of physical as well as mental activity, sweating, excessive nervousness, insomnia, diarrhoea, exophthalmos,condition in which eyes bulge abnormally, weight loss, despite an increased appetite, nervousness, agitation and anxiety, tiredness, rapid pulse, tremor of the hands, sweating and sensitivity to heat, and can lead to liver damage and heart failure.
Hypothyroidism can also be caused by a lack of iodine in the diet, which prevents the thyroid from making enough hormone. Sometimes it can arise when part, or all, of the thyroid has been removed for treatment of cancer or hyperthyroidism. It can also accompany other inflammatory conditions of the thyroid. But in some cases, the disease destroys so much thyroid tissue that the gland can’t produce enough thyroid hormone. As a result, hypothyroidism sets in. Symptoms include: lethargy and fatigue, feeling cold (even on warm days), unusual weight gain, depression, reduced concentration (brain fog), puffiness of the face, hair loss and thin or brittle hair, dry skin, constipation, goitre, slow speech, slow reflexes, poor memory, mental retardation.
According to the energy concept of ACUPUNCTURE SuJok, in either case energy of Heat excess or deficiet is manifested. One should get the Acupuncture treatment – as it can help improve the overall health of thyroid gland as well as other emotional aspects such as stress, anxiety, anger and frustration, which are often associated with the thyroid gland problems either overactive or under active, in both the cases the vital energy is in disharmony. Thus, the ACUPUNCTURE SuJok is effective to have CURE effect of Thyroid. The remission of the disease can be achieved and medicament’s therapy simultaneously can be reduced or eliminated altogether. The course of treatment is definitely uneventful.
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